from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sport in which two competitors attempt to unbalance, control, or immobilize each other by various holds and maneuvers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of trying to throw another person to the ground; the act of two persons contending which shall throw the other to the ground and overpower him.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Act of one who wrestles; specif., the sport consisting of the hand-to-hand combat between two unarmed contestants who seek to throw each other.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of wrestle.
  • noun A sport where two opponents attempt to subdue each other in bare-handed grappling using techniques of leverage, holding, and pressure points.
  • noun A professional tumbling act that emulates the sport of wrestling. Also called "professional wrestling". It is distinguished from sport wrestling -- which has strict internationally recognized rules and is conducted on a mat -- by being scripted, rehearsed, conducted in a boxing ring rather than on a mat, and programmed as entertainment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
  • noun the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat


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